Theoretical debates on regional security governance
Title: Theoretical debates on regional security governance
Author: KIRCHNER, Emil J.
Series/Number: EUI RSCAS; 2014/40; Global Governance Programme-97; European, Transnational and Global Governance
It is the aim of this paper is to explore the role pivotal states play as security providers and what impact they have in particular on regional security governance. The choice to base the analysis at the regional level is due to the relative stability some regions have been able to achieve and the way regional (in)stability can be seen as a sub-set of global governance. The paper will make use of the concept of security governance. Given the growing interaction between national and regional actors in the decision making of regional security governance, a state-centric approach is insufficient as a framework of analysis. Security governance covers threats that have to do with potential or actual violence: terrorism, war and counter insurgency, ethnic cleansing, the spread of weapons of mass destruction, massive human rights violence, and organised crime, as well as issues that have to do with natural disasters: famines, pandemics, cyber warfare, and even financial crises.
Subject: Regional security governance; Pivotal states; International organizations; Regional organizations
Type of Access: openAccess